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Volume of Distribution (Vd)

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Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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The apparent volume of distribution (Vd) is a term used to refer to the extent of a drug's extravascular distribution at equilibrium. It is a hypothetical volume into which a quantity of drug would distribute if its concentration in the entire volume were the same as that in the plasma. The volume of distribution is the major determinant of the loading dose.

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